All Plasser & Theurer articles

  • Wiener Linien is testing an Automatic Track Machine Oscillator tramway rail grinder
    Metro Report International

    Automatic Track Machine Oscillator rail grinder tested on Wien tramway


    AUSTRIA: The capital’s transport operator Wiener Linien is testing an Automatic Track Machine Oscillator tramway rail grinder, which was developed by Plasser Theurer in collaboration with industry partners, university academics and infrastructure operators as part of the Shift2Rail research programme. ATMO is the ...

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    World rail infrastructure market - February 2019


    Argentina: The Ministry of Transport has awarded a consortium of Alstom (58%) and POSE (42%) a €90m contract to modernise signalling on sections of the Roca commuter network in Buenos Aires. Australia: The NSW state government has awarded Lendlease a A$476m contract to build Victoria Cross station ...

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    Railway supply industry news round-up


    Australian engineering group John Holland has acquired the RCR O’Donnell Griffin Rail business following the collapse of parent company RCR Tomlinson into administration in November. Around 400 employees will transfer. The administrator said the RCR Rail business had ‘an outstanding track record, with highly-skilled staff and a blue-chip client ...

  • Plasser & Theurer will display a Unimat 09-4x4/4S E³ electro-diesel tamping machine in the outdoor area.

    Plasser looks to smarter maintenance of track machines


    PLASSER & THEURER: The Austrian infrastructure maintenance machine specialist will look to the broader needs of infrastructure managers and contractors at InnoTrans 2018, with two machines on display in the outdoor area. The EM100VT recording car features an inertial track geometry measurement system combined with a novel optical fixed-point ...

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    World rail infrastructure market - June 2018


    Argentina: Alstom has signed a €5m contract to provide signalling for the 5 km elevated alignment which is being built for the San Martín commuter route in Buenos Aires. Alstom will act as subcontractor to UTE Green-Rottio. Czech Republic: Infrastructure manager SŽDC has awarded AŽD ...

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    World rail infrastructure market - March 2018


    Brazil: CPTM has awarded Alstom an €11m contract to modify signalling on São Paulo Line 9 for the Varginha extension. China: China Railway Construction Corp has won a 18·4bn yuan contract to build a metro line in Shenzhen. Shanghai Shentong Metro Group has awarded the Line ...

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    Hybrid OLE maintenance machine completes endurance testing


    AUSTRIA: The HTW 100 E³ hybrid motor tower vehicle developed by Plasser & Theurer for overhead line inspection and maintenance has been successfully tested in the Climate Wind Chamber at Rail Tec Arsenal in Wien. Launched at the IAF track technology fair in Münster last June, the HTW 100 E³ ...

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    Plasser & Theurer updates cab design


    IAF: Several of the track maintenance machines being displayed by Plasser & Theurer at the 27th IAF exhibition in Munster feature a remodelled cab layout. Thanks to greater use of digital control systems and touch-screen displays, the company says that it has been possible to simplify the drivers' desks ...

  • Plasser’s digital control technology is now being deployed on most machines.

    Smart machine to be launched at InnoTrans


    PLASSER & THEURER: Under the slogan 'the smart machine', Plasser & Theurer is to launch a newly developed universal two-sleeper tamping unit for both plain line and turnouts at InnoTrans 2016 . The 8x4 is intended to combine the flexibility of the universal split-head single-sleeper tamping units with the faster ...

  • Plasser & Theurer USP 2010 SWS-U universal ballast distribution and profiling machine.

    Plasser & Theurer delivers ballast profilers


    POLAND: Plasser & Theurer has supplied infrastructure manager PKP PLK with two USP 2010 SWS-U universal ballast distribution and profiling machines. The P-IC 2.0 Plasser Intelligent Control system offers a clear touch-screen menu with access to all machine functions from one place. The machines have a centre plough, shoulder ploughs ...

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    SBB awards on-track plant contracts


    SWITZERLAND: Swiss Federal Railways has awarded contracts totalling SFr136m a year for the lease of 65 tampers, cranes and other track maintenance plant over periods of five to 10 years. The contracts are due to come into effect at the end of 2015, when the current agreements signed in 2006 ...

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    Network Rail orders third rail compatible ballast cleaner


    UK: Network Rail announced a £50m order for a Plasser & Theurer ballast cleaning system on February 26, the fifth in its fleet and the first designed to be used on 750 V DC electrified lines with the third rail remaining in place. Ballast Cleaning System Five is scheduled to ...

  • Plasser & Theurer USP 2005 universal ballast distributing and profiling machine.

    On-track plant delivered to Bulgarian contractor


    BULGARIA: Rail infrastructure contractor ZHP Stroy has taken delivery of five machines ordered from Plasser & Theurer in 2013 as the basis for a track construction and maintenance fleet it plans to use across Bulgaria and the Balkans. The PA 1-20 ES twin-unit sleeper layer has electronic controls enabling ...

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    Track recording, tamping, transport and training


    PLASSER & THEURER: The GMTZ self-propelled track recording car for DB Netz will on show on the outdoor tracks at InnoTrans, along with a Unimat 09-4x4/4S universal tamper. The 140 km/h GMTZ offers an interior height of 2 000 mm while still fitting within the restricted clearances of the Berlin ...

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    The tines they are a-changin’


    TAMPING: Plasser & Theurer has developed a new design of tamping tine which can be fitted to existing machines, where it will give a longer service life and thus be more cost-effective than existing designs. It features a slimmer shaft to reduce penetration resistance, and the underside of the tine ...